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Entering the last third of the semester and getting closer to the due date for a full-time tenure track English teaching job application is due. Which means sending all the emails. Email sending can be exhausting

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soldiergaga:

capngorgeous:

screwtheatlantic:

We try to watch films together, and it starts off well, but somehow we always end up out of sync. 

i cant tell you how much this cartoon means to me…

http://www.watch2gether.com/

this will fix that problem :)

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rcmclachlan:

We’re at it again.

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talesofpassingtime:

A classic novel isn’t good because it’s a classic, rather it is a classic because it was important to the development of the art. And that certainly doesn’t mean that any given person, on any given day, will enjoy reading it. It means that, as a writer, I should be aware of what the classic novel changed in the historical progression of novel story telling. Some classics are pretty terrible, even unreadable, but they are still important.

Well…to a certain extent there’s some truth in that. But more often than not we look to classics to find what was new or “progressive” in them to justify why in the whole of history academia’s canon is a bunch of texts (poems, plays, novels) written by middle and upper class white men. For instance, Frederick Douglass’s narrative was not a classic forty years ago. It is on pretty much every graduate Comprehensive reading list in the US now. Wonder what’s changed?

I don’t want to say, as someone invested in literary studies, that the classics are classics for absolutely no reason that is connected to “Art” - but since I don’t think anyone can define what the hell that is… I’m going to go ahead and say that. Shakespeare, for instance, didn’t become a classic (though he was popular on and off) until the 18th century when England was looking to craft a canon of decidedly English literature connected to English history. He was put in with other playwrights, such as Jonson, Marlowe, and Middleton, that were considered also extremely important. But when it comes to what remains widely read? Just Shakespeare. Nothing but the Classics (Greek and Roman texts) were even studied in academia until around 1880 - the canon is a construct.

Basically, while I don’t disagree that many writers want to know the canon, that seems more to me to be from social pressure. The canon is not a stable thing. It changes. And not usually because of intrinsic “artistic” characteristics. And also people fucking hated novels until really the turn of the century when film came around and people could hate that more (and then came tv, and then the internet). 

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iwouldfookthat:

This is by far the stupidest thing I have ever made.

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RT 3 Month Sponshorship Giveaway

capriciousflibbertigibbet:

capriciousflibbertigibbet:

Hey everyone - So I backed Lazer Team and got the free 3-month sponsorship. I’m already a recurring sponsor, and don’t need it myself.

Therefore - I’d like to gift it to one of you lovely people!

You can like or reblog this post and you don’t need to be following me (this is purely to give away…

I contacted the winner - I’ve asked that they get back to me within the next day. If I don’t hear from them, I will pick again from the current likes/reblogs. 

Thanks!

The sponsorship has been gifted! 

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RT 3 Month Sponshorship Giveaway

capriciousflibbertigibbet:

Hey everyone - So I backed Lazer Team and got the free 3-month sponsorship. I’m already a recurring sponsor, and don’t need it myself.

Therefore - I’d like to gift it to one of you lovely people!

You can like or reblog this post and you don’t need to be following me (this is purely to give away…

I contacted the winner - I’ve asked that they get back to me within the next day. If I don’t hear from them, I will pick again from the current likes/reblogs. 

Thanks!

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gelphie:

OTHELLO FANCAST:

Samira Wiley as Othello
Sophie Turner as Desdemona
Natalie Dormer as Iago
based on a post by
shakespeareismyjam

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Hey everyone - So I backed Lazer Team and got the free 3-month sponsorship. I’m already a recurring sponsor, and don’t need it myself.

Therefore - I’d like to gift it to one of you lovely people!

You can like or reblog this post and you don’t need to be following me (this is purely to give away the sponsorship). I’m going to choose the winner at random, and send an ask. All I should need from the winner is your Rooster Teeth username, and it will all be in your hands. 

I will choose the winner on Monday, 9/22, at 7pm EST (which should give you time to sign up in advance of the podcast live stream, which you will be able to watch). 

Best of luck!

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b99things:

I thought this might be a fun way to spend the last few days before the new episodes start! Giveaway ends Sept. 28th at 8:30pm EST, the moment season two premieres. You don’t need to be following b99things to win (although it’d be sure appreciated!), likes and reblogs both count, and I will ship internationally free of charge. However, please be aware this is a region 1 dvd which means if you’re outside of the US/Canada, it might not work on your player.
One winner will be chosen using a randomizer and contacted within 48 hours after the giveaway is over. Keep your ask box open!
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b99things:

I thought this might be a fun way to spend the last few days before the new episodes start! Giveaway ends Sept. 28th at 8:30pm EST, the moment season two premieres. You don’t need to be following b99things to win (although it’d be sure appreciated!), likes and reblogs both count, and I will ship internationally free of charge. However, please be aware this is a region 1 dvd which means if you’re outside of the US/Canada, it might not work on your player.

One winner will be chosen using a randomizer and contacted within 48 hours after the giveaway is over. Keep your ask box open!

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